[scribus-dev] GetText plugin inotify

Ezequiel Garcia ezequiel at vanguardiasur.com.ar
Mon May 20 22:01:23 UTC 2013

Hi guys,

A friend of mine (Javier in Cc) who edits a news magazine has asked if
it was possible to implement some sort
of "Dynamic Text Frame". The idea is to have the content of the Text
Frame dynamically updated when
the source of the text frame changes.

So I thought it could be easily achieved using some inotify magic,
detecting changes on the "imported" source file
and refreshing the Text Frame.

Looking at the Scribus source code I noticed there's something called
GTPlugins, which seems the way to go.

My questions are:

1. Am I on the right track?

2. Can anyone think of another way of doing this "dynamical" feature?

3. Does this feature correspond to any of the features in the roadmap [1] ?

[1] http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/1.5.x_Roadmap

Ezequiel García, VanguardiaSur

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